Chatfield Girls Tennis Tryouts
First day of tryouts - Monday, March 2nd, 3:00 pm at the Ken Caryl Ranch House
Before you even step on the court you will need the following:
- Online Registration
- Physical from a certified physician
- Sport Participation Fee
These requirements must be completed prior to the start of tryouts.
They are no longer accepting paper forms so everything must now be submitted on-line.
Bring and What to Wear
Besides a tennis racquet and tennis shoes, each player should bring their own
water and whatever other equipment they may need. Make sure that you come each
day ready to compete and prepared for the cold! Dressing in layers is
- CHSAA specifies that the school’s best 3 tennis players must be the varsity team’s
singles players. Singles positions are based on match play results. Match play results also determine the delineation between squad levels.
- Once the squads are determined, the coaches assign doubles partners. The criteria for determining who plays with a
certain partner will be based on variables such as doubles skills,
compatibility, attitude and commitment.
- The doubles teams may be any combination of squad members
after the best three players have been determined. However, the #1
doubles team must be the squad’s best doubles team, the #2 doubles team will be
the squads second best doubles team, etc.
- Although we try not to have "cuts" on the tennis team, it is a
competitive sport. Students trying out are expected to know how to keep score and basic tennis
- The weather can be an obstacle for tennis in the spring. There
are days when we cannot play at all because of cold temps. Sometimes, the weather is warm enough but the
courts are still covered in snow. Because of this, students trying out may
expect to play indoors on some Friday evenings and/or weekends if there is court availability.
- When the weather is good and there is ample court availability, we first start with a shakeout process using round robin groups.
Although we have a starting point using the ladder from the previous season, this does not account for incoming freshman talent.
Round robin groups allow more flexibility when trying to place freshman and players new to the team. For varsity and V2, it is all singles matches.
At a certain point below that, we use doubles rotations for JV.
- Once the shakeout process is complete, then ladder challenge matches can begin.
- When weather and court availability is an issue, we sometimes have to go straight to ladder challenge matches. This takes longer and may not be
as accurate, initially, because we have to place freshman and new players in a specfic spot. When we see an obvious error where a player is placed too high
or too low, we will make an adjustment. Other times we go to a modified version where we use a combination of smaller round robin groups and challenge matches.
- See here for Ladder Challenge Rules...
- Parents, please do not attend challenge matches. This is a stressful time for
all players; we don’t want to add to this by allowing parents to be involved in
is not allowed.
- Please support your player, the coaches and other parents. The parent's
responsibility during tryouts (and the whole season) is to love your kid,
encourage sportsmanship and to help positively represent the Charger tennis team.